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Colin Hewitt - Berlin Summit Interview

Founder, Float

Colin Hewitt

Hello everybody, this is Colin... Apart from obviously being extremely good looking, as you can see, he runs Float, a company that helps businesses manage their budget and cash flow forecast. Colin is really into thinking about money, from personal budgeting to investing. He dreams of being a jazz pianist like Ryan Gosling in Lala land. Is a pretty mean table tennis player, and likes to talk in the third person.

What do you think about when you’re driving alone?

I'm usually listening to a podcast* or audio book when I'm alone in the car (so I don't feel so alone). To try and get to the point of the question. I'd say I'm often thinking about some issue in the business, and then I'll catch myself on, and phone a friend if I can.

*It's probably "You made it weird" - by Pete Homes, or OnBeing by Krista Tippett.

What would you do if you were given an Elephant, which you couldn’t sell or give away?

Amazing! I'd buy another one so it would have company, then keep them in the back garden for the kids to play with after school.

What's the most exciting thing you are working on right now?

I'm learning the piano, which I'm pretty into at the moment.

Other than that, we're rolling out some exciting new features in Float. And, I'm planning my 40th Birthday (next year).

What do you want to do when you grow up?

I'd like to live in a castle. And possibly running a new kind of bank.

What attracted you to join us in Berlin?

I've been hearing good things from Ilana, and had a desire to check out the Berlin startup scene for a while now. It's also been too long since I've connected with the POY family, so that is long overdue.

I've been realising that I've still a long way to go in terms of personal development and leadership, so I'm hoping for some serious CPD points for this, right?

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